Streaking Seahawks soar past Sharks in second-half

Caroline Dupre carries the ball in Salve Regina's 22-12 victory over Simmons.
Caroline Dupre carries the ball in Salve Regina's 22-12 victory over Simmons.


Salve Regina 22, Simmons 12
Middletown, R.I. – Gaudet Field
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Salve Regina University women's lacrosse team outscored Simmons College 13-3 in the second half on its way to a fourth straight victory by a 22-12 final Tuesday in non-conference action.

Series and Streaks
This was the fourth meeting between the teams. The Seahawks now own a 3-1 record in the all-time series.

Three Stars of the Game
1 – Salve Regina freshman Maddie Villareal (Portsmouth, R.I.) - scored seven goals and added two assists. She has at least three goals in every game this season.
2 – Salve Regina junior Katie Kline (Brookefield, Conn.) - scored six times and won seven draw controls.
3 – Simmons junior Kasey Fries (Bridgewater, Mass,) - scored four goals and handed out one assist.

Key Stat of the Game
The Seahawks outshot the Sharks 45-16, 24-5 in the second half.

Turning Point
After a back and fourth first half where neither team could build a lead larger than two goals, the score was tied 9-9. The Seahawks were outshooting the Sharks, but turned the ball over eight times and were only 1-5 in free position shots while Simmons turned the ball over just four times and went 4-4 with free position shots in the first half. The Seahawks flipped that script quickly in the second half. Maddie Villareal scored off free position to open the scoring, then scored again 30 seconds later to reestablish a two score lead for the Seahawks. Lindsey Smith (North Attleboro, Mass.) notched a free position goal shortly afterwards, forcing a Simmons timeout. The teams exchanged scores for a 13-10 mark in favor of Salve Regina before the Seahawks ripped off six straight to blow open the game.

Quick Hits

  • Elena Bragg (Belmont, Mass.) scored 38 seconds into the game to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. The teams continued to trade goals as the Seahawks would tie the game, only to fall behind once again by a single goal. After Villareal scored to tie the game 5-5, Sara Rademacher (North Haven, Conn.) was issued a yellow card and the Seahawks capitalized. Kaitlin Gillespie (Haddam, Conn.) scored the first consecutive goals of the game for either side and the Seahawks lead 6-5. They never trailed again.
  • Bridget Newbury (Bridgewater, Mass.) made three saves to improve to 5-1 in net for the Seahawks.
  • Kenzie Rogers (Bourne, Mass.) made seven saves in the loss before being relieved by Cheyenne Yeager (Indiana, Pa.) who recorded one save in around 14 minutes of action.
  • The Seahawks have now scored 22 or more goals in three straight games.
  • The Seahawks have outscored their opponents 67-25 in the last three games.
  • Seven different players scored for the Seahawks.

Next up
Salve Regina (5-1, 1-0 CCC) – Thursday, March 30 at Johnson & Wales, 7 p.m.
Simmons (3-5) – Saturday, April 1, vs Lasell, 1 p.m.